Advice on cherry tree's

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I'm after a cherry tree but ive no idea what types there are. Im after one that doesnt grow to tall (around 15ft - 20ft) and does produce fruit. Theres that many different types I dont want to pick the wrong one.
 

la gran siete

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I'm after a cherry tree but ive no idea what types there are. Im after one that doesnt grow to tall (around 15ft - 20ft) and does produce fruit. Theres that many different types I dont want to pick the wrong one.

why so tall ? the smaller the tree the easier the fruit are to pick.If I were yuou I'd get in touch with a specialist fruit tree grower and ask for their advice as there are so many available
http://www.chrisbowers.co.uk/cherries.php

http://www.keepers-nursery.co.uk/lapins_variety.aspx
http://www.gardeningexpress.co.uk/ProductDetails.asp?ProductID=10919
 

dan1979

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Stella is the most popular and what I'd go for since it's self fertile (doesn't need another tree to pollinate it).

It will grow to about 12 feet un-pruned and give you sweet cherries.

As above if it's too tall you'll never get the fruit as birds will have it away and you can't easily net it.

It will take a while before you get any fruit, I moved into a place with a stella cherry tree in the garden, I think it had been planted the previous summer - we got a modest amount of fruit last year - hoping for more this year.
 
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Just bought a Stella Cherry tree off ebay. Do all stella variety's produce sweet fruit?
 

Stephen Wilde

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If you want to eat the fruit fresh from the tree then you need a dessert cherry. Otherwise they are more suitable for cooking e. g. Morello.

Not sure which Stella is. There are a number of varieties available from specialists. Ken Muir's website has a selection.

There are 3 rootstocks which dictate size. Dwarf, medium and full size.

Netting is essential if you want any fruit for yourself. Dessert cherries attract birds from miles away.

Main problem is cherry blackfly which I have been struggling with for the past few years. More of a problem with younger trees. I try to avoid chemical solutions.

Good luck.
 

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